Unreal Estate: News You Won't Believe

raptureEach week, AOL Real Estate probes the corners of the web to bring you offbeat dispatches from the world of real estate. This week: discount bunkers, psychic superintendents, and the most embarrassing home-listing photo ever taken.

"Rapture bunkers" are now running at prices low enough to make end-of-days believers think they've died and gone to heaven. With preacher Harold Camping's prediction of a May 21 apocalypse proven false, or at least premature (again), luxury bunker prices have plummeted by 80 percent, according to Business Insider. [Correction: An earlier version of this post gave an incorrect figure for the discount.]

While the radio preacher's claims of ties to the infinite are now suspect, one real estate superintendent's record as a prognosticator seems to argue that she may, in fact, have what he lacks. The New York Times interviewed Joan Baker, a freelance property manager who does "psychic credit checks" on prospective tenants of the seven properties she manages in Brooklyn. Of the 60 to 70 potential tenants she's interviewed, she missed a deadbeat only twice, she said -- and one of those was a subletter, not the tenant she interviewed.


Perhaps Baker could divine what is blowing up Martha Stewart tables on patios around the country, a phenomenon reported by Denver's Fox News 31. Apparently, it's not the first time the glass-topped tables have exploded. Luckily, no one has been seriously hurt.

Meanwhile, our friends at Curbed uncovered what is possibly the most embarrassing real estate listing photo ever: A bathroom shot featuring the reflection of the photographer -- who happened to be bare-breasted at the time. Who knew folks were so risqué down in Chambee, Ga.?

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sophiebur82

Sounds like a return to the 1950's bunkers and all.
http://www.investment-assistance.com/

June 30 2011 at 7:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sunklst

Great timing! Get your cutrate bargain Apocolypse Bunkers now ahead of the 12/21/2012 rush!

June 29 2011 at 10:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Phil

Thjis is sick ... mental illness on steroids ...

June 29 2011 at 4:30 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
mark

dopey bastards

June 29 2011 at 3:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
paintppa1

this article is worthless with out (the) picture(s). :)

June 29 2011 at 5:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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rhard7334

Photo found at

http://curbed.com/archives/2011/06/23/topless-women-add-a-certain-something-to-listing-photos-no.php

June 29 2011 at 9:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bill

Maybe I missed it.....didn't headline say something about a nude photo showing up on listing? Maybe they were nude under their white robes in the picture??? Why not headline it "Hey, we are all naked under our clothes?"

June 29 2011 at 5:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
surfuratt

back in old days March was the begining of the new year!!!!!!! then some genuis changed it to Jan.. and then the HNIC changed daylight savings time by 2wks so now no one person can right now.... so dwell on that u idiots...

June 29 2011 at 2:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tommy Boy

If it had gone down by 500% it would be minus 40,000. The seller would have to pay you $40,000 to take it off his hands.

June 29 2011 at 1:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tommy Boy

10,000 is 1/5th of 50,000. Divide 1 by 5 and you get 0.2, thats 2%. The price went down by 98%.

June 29 2011 at 12:58 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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KEN

.2 is 20% .02 is 2% 10000 is 20% of 50000. It was an 80% decrease.

June 29 2011 at 1:54 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Tommy Boy

I stand corrected. I have no defense for my error other than I have always been terrible. However I feel I was on the right track. If you are the Ken I used hang out with, I am very embarassed.

June 29 2011 at 2:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down
Tommy Boy

I meant terrible at math. Am I on a roll tonight or what?

June 29 2011 at 2:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down
Tommy Boy

By the way thank for not making a personal insult when correcting my error. So many posters on these sites behave like jerks. Your civility is appreciated.

June 29 2011 at 2:47 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
williamsmedley

i've have something to say how many times do i have to say i've signed out good many times an you keep telling me to sing out can't any one read there

June 29 2011 at 12:03 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

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